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OXNARD, CAMARILLO : 8 Arrested, $50,000 in Drugs Seized

A monthlong narcotics investigation culminated in the seizure of $50,000 worth of cocaine and heroin, and the arrests of eight Oxnard and Camarillo residents, officials said Tuesday.

Investigators from the FBI, the Oxnard Police Department and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department made the arrests Monday night after searching three homes.

Detectives working on complaints of heavy “stop and go” traffic at a Ventura Boulevard apartment in Nyeland Acres observed numerous drug deals before obtaining search warrants for the residences, Sheriff’s Sgt. Arnie Aviles said.

Deputies searching an apartment in the 2600 block of Ventura Boulevard on Monday night found 17 ounces of cocaine, one ounce of heroin, 70 packets of both drugs, two rifles and about $12,000 in cash. Five people were arrested there without incident.

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At an Erica Place residence in Oxnard, investigators found about half an ounce of heroin, Aviles said. During a follow-up investigation at a Harrison Avenue apartment, also in Oxnard, deputies found 30 packets of cocaine and six packets of heroin packaged to sell, Aviles said.

Arrested were Sergio Garcia Granados, 32, of Nyeland Acres; Juan Figueroa Perez, 24, of Camarillo; Rafael Granados Garcia, 23, of Oxnard; Javier Ramos Gonzales, 18, of Oxnard; Rosario Perez, 19, of Nyeland Acres; Josie Roa Macias, 29, of Camarillo; Jose Sanchez Ramirez, 28, of Oxnard, and Antonio Manriquez Ayala, 30, of Oxnard.

All eight were charged with possession of narcotics for sale and booked into Ventura County Jail. Bail was set between $10,000 and $250,000 for each of the suspects.


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